* COLUMBUS, Ind. (5/4/09)--A robbery suspect was nabbed within minutes of a holdup at the Centra CU when he casually walked past Indianapolis police with a bag containing $150,000 in stolen cash. James Edward Cole, 37, was arrested on preliminary robbery charges (Indystar.com
(May 1). The incident occurred at 9 a.m. Friday when a man approached a clerk opening the credit union and complained the ATM next to the entrance didn't work. He shoved his way inside and demanded money. She gave him some, but he demanded more and shoved her to the floor. The woman screamed for help, alerting a deliveryman at a grocery store next door. He called 911. Police said Cole also was carrying a revolver … * HARRISBURG, Pa. (5/4/09)--Pennsylvania Credit Union Association's (PCUA) Credit Union Development Task Force, appointed by PCUA Chair Diana Roberts to assist credit unions with less than $10 million in assets, held its first meeting April 25 in Harrisburg (Life is a Highway
April 29). The group will advise PCUA on how small credit unions can thrive and survive in the future. It also will develop measurable goals for the program and for credit unions. Chairing the task force is PCUA Director Cookie Yoder, CEO of Pittsburgh FCU. Members include: Joni Brown, CEO, Service Center for Credit Unions, Philadelphia; Tina Dolgash, CEO, Peoples Choice FCU, Wilkes-Barre; Linda Hazlett, CEO, Westco FCU, Greensburg; Linda Baginski, CEO, EC & EE Employees FCU, Erie; Jenna Kaczmarek, CEO, Community of Healthcare Employees CU, Chambersburg; John Marsh, CEO, Our Family FCU, Lancaster; and Debra Cohn, corporate account representative, Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU … * HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. (5/4/09)--New Jersey's credit unions were represented at a New Jersey Business and Industry
Association's "Meet the Decision Makers" breakfast April 15 in Jamesburg (The Weekly Exchange
April 20). The event gave New Jersey Credit Union League President/CEO Paul Gentile and Director of Government Affairs Chris Abeel the opportunity to discuss pending municipal deposits legislation with the joint legislative leadership and other lawmakers and policymakers. From left are Abeel; Senate Majority Leader Steve Sweeney (D-3), who introduced the municipal deposits bill in the state Senate; and Gentile. They also talked with Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean Jr. (R-21). (Photo provided by the New Jersey Credit Union League).